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Re: Two Flyers

From: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Two Flyers
Date: 2004-07-03 16:38:01
Message-ID: 20040703093801.N21709@cookie.varlena.com (view raw or flat)
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Typos have been corrected in the General PostgreSQL flyer.
Thanks to Alvarro and Donnacha.

About the Open Source Maturity Model... If it does not ring
true for you, don't use it.  I think it is a good objective
evaluation method in which PostgreSQL shines.

--elein

On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 04:32:19AM +0100, Donnacha Mac Gloinn wrote:
> 
> Well done, Elein.
> 
> Here are some typo corrections and comments which I hope you will find
> useful:
> 
> pgflyer.pdf - What is PostgreSQL? :
> 
> Of the two flyers, this is by far the best.
> 
> 
> "The last stable version runs on 23 plattforms"
> 
>  - only one t in "platforms"
> 
> "PostgreSQL is Open-Source-Software."
> 
>  - the hyphens are unnecessary for the phrase "Open Source software"
>  (note, also, the letter s in software is not capitalized).
> 
> "Hot stand-by"
> 
>  - again, the hyphen is unnecessary and not commonly used in the
>  database context (ref. Google).
> 
> "Fully ACID compliant, serialable transactions"
> 
>  - serializable?
> 
> 
> pgosmm1.pdf "Choosing PostgreSQL" :
> 
> I understand what you are trying to do here but feel that space spent
> explaining the sort of project which PostgreSQL ISN'T will merely
> confuse people.  A rule of thumb in any sort of marketing is to
> concentrate on what your product IS because the human mind isn't good at
> processing negatives (i.e. what something ISN'T).  For instance, you
> don't want people to end up vaguely associating PostgreSQL with
> statements such as "The project has just started. The stability of the
> developers group and need for the product are unclear".
> 
> 
> Again, well done, you've put a lot of work into precisely the sort of
> thing that PostgreSQL advocacy needs.
> 
> Donnacha
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 16:39:40 -0700, "elein" <elein(at)varlena(dot)com> said:
> > 
> > Here are two flyers I'm planning on producing for
> > OSCON and LWE.  
> > 
> > The first is based on Peter E's flyer from LinuxTag
> > and the second is based on an article from General Bits
> > on the Open Source Maturity Model.
> > 
> > Unless people *hate* them, links to these flyers should
> > be created from *somewhere* on postgresql.org, presumably
> > the advocacy page, but who knows where would be more 
> > helpful.
> > 
> > Constructive comments and corrections are welcome.
> > 
> > http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/Tidbits/pgflyer.pdf
> > http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/Tidbits/pgosmm1.pdf
> > 
> > elein
> > ============================================================
> > elein(at)varlena(dot)com        Varlena, LLC        www.varlena.com
> > 
> >           PostgreSQL Consulting, Support & Training   
> > 
> > PostgreSQL General Bits   http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/
> > =============================================================

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